School enrichment & homeschooling resources

Overhead photo of a yellow desk with an open white laptop and various school supplies, such as pens, pencils, and erasers surrounding the laptop.With the new school year presenting challenges to children and parents alike, we’re here to help make learning easier. Whether you’re just looking for ways to enrich your child’s schooling or considering homeschooling altogether, here are some resources for you to explore:

 

Upcoming program
Homeschooling: Where Do I Begin
Tuesday, September 8, 6:30-8 pm
Via Zoom. Join Colleen Ryan, Homeschool Services Specialist, for a 75-minute program, with additional time for Q & A. Register to attend.

List of homeschooling books & periodicals available at CAPL
Many of these titles are currently on display in the Children’s Area or are holdable with your card. If you are looking for titles that we do not own or you are unable to find them in the online catalog, we may be able to request them from other libraries. Contact us with the title, author, and any other publishing information you have.

STEM Kits– will be available for checkout beginning September 8!
We have various kits to help with scientific, hands-on learning, like a microscope, a telescope, Ozobots, a LEGO Mindstorms Robot, and much more.

Library of Things– will be available for checkout beginning September 8!
We a multitude of items to enrich your child’s hands-on learning. We have crafting tools, technical equipment, musical instruments, and more. 

Playaway Launchpads
Interactive, video-game style devices, for kids in preschool through middle school, that are packed with learning on themed topics, such as math and English.

Tumblebooks
Tumblebooks has all kinds of resources for kids, including interactive puzzles, games, videos, as well as traditional ebooks and read-alongs. Many titles are in Spanish as well.

Hoopla collections
eBooks available with your CAPL card (limit of 5 checkouts per card per month).
STEAM Powered Learning
Picture Book Bios

Theme Kitswill be available for checkout beginning September 8!
If you’re the parent to a preschooler, you may once again checkout our Theme Kits.

Our videos for kids on YouTube
Watch our arts & crafts and science videos, from the staff members you know, to supplement your child’s lessons and activities.